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DESERONTO, ON, April 26 – Today, four people appeared for remand court in Napanee to respond to charges in relation to confrontations with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers on April 25, 2008, on Deseronto Road. At approximately 1:45 pm yesterday, OPP officers arrested Shawn Brant on charges in relation to an assault that occurred on April 21, 2008. After the arrest, an OPP vehicle window was smashed and an officer assaulted. At 4:00 pm, suspects wanted in relation to protests that had occurred in Deseronto on April 21 and 22, 2008 attended the area of Deseronto Road, north of Bridge Street. Officers attempted to arrest suspects who resisted with the assistance of other persons.
All four men from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear again on Monday, April 28, 2008 in Napanee court.
Two other adults were released last night unconditionally.
Shawn BRANT, 44 years, was remanded into custody on charges of assault with a weapon, mischief under $5000, breach of recognizance and weapons dangerous contrary to the Criminal Code and possession of marihuana contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. He is scheduled to appear in Napanee court on Monday, April 28, 2008.
In the interest of public safety, the OPP continue to limit access to the area of Deseronto Road at Bridge Street, Old Highway 2 and Slash Road.
“The hard work and dedication of our officers in protecting the citizens of this community cannot go unnoticed,” said OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino. “Those responsible for criminal activity will be held accountable.”
For further information: Contact: Sgt. Kristine Rae, (613) 285-5479 cell, 1-800-279-8660 pager
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